Cardiovascular Disease
Zoltan Varga

Zoltan Varga, MD, PhD

  • Class of 2021
Zoltan Varga
  • Post-Fellowship

    Interventional Cardiologist Russellville, Arkansas
  • Fellowship

    Interventional Cardiology Fellowship - University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Sioux Falls, SD
  • Residency

    Florida Hospital Medical Center Orlando, FL
  • Medical School

    Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Hometown

    Dunajska Streda, Slovak Republic, European Union
  • Fun Fact About You:

    I like to grow and eat extra hot chilli peppers.

  • What do you enjoying doing in your free time?

    Hiking, reading and just resting recharging the batteries.

  • What was your craziest/best/worst job before residency/fellowship?

    Teaching at the medical school as an assistant professor.

  • If I wasn't a doctor I would be...

    working for a big pharma company.

  • What do you enjoy most about living in Sioux Falls?

    Low cost of living.

  • If there was a movie about your life, what genre would it be and who would be casted as you?

    Please ask this question again in 30-40 years.

  • Is there anything else you'd like to share about your fellowship experience or about living in Sioux Falls?

    The fellows form a close knit group.

  • Why did you choose this fellowship?

    Because of the high procedural exposure.

  • In your opinion, what is the best thing about your fellowship?

    I like the extreme procedural exposure and the supportive attendings.

  • What, if anything, would surprise a new fellow about the CVD program?

    The procedural volumes are extremely high, you’ll be surprised by them even if you expect high volumes.

  • What's the best perk of your program?

    The aforementioned procedural volumes are the best perk, second place would be support to visit a large number of conferences and educational meetings annually. For example, two fellows were scheduled to fly to Paris for the EuroPCR conference this year.

  • What is one thing you want a prospective fellow to know about our program?

    The highlight of the program is the procedural/interventional education, which I believe is second to none in the US. On a personal side, the fellowship is a tight-knit group of fellows, who are hanging out together (significant others included) nearly every week at least once.